Creating a Screenshot

Reference Number: KB-00326
Last Modified: March 22, 2016

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite or Home Designer Interiors


I would like to export my currently displayed screen to send to someone or to show a problem to Technical Support. How can I do this in my Chief Architect software program?


If you want to export an image of your plan or a 3D camera view in Chief Architect or Home Designer, use the following steps. Scroll down for instructions on creating a screenshot of an error or warning message to send to Technical Support.

To export a picture

  1. Select File> Export> Export Picture .

  2. In the Export Picture File dialog, select an easy to find location, such as your Desktop.

  3. Give the file a descriptive name, then click the Save button.

To create a screenshot

If you want to be able to take a screenshot of an error, warning message, dialog, or other feature which you cannot create by using the export options in order to submit the information to Technical Support or to post in the ChiefTalk or HomeTalk user forums, please follow the steps appropriate for your operating system from the links below, then follow the instructions in the Related Articles section to submit the screenshot to Support.



If using the Chief Architect Room Planner mobile app on iOS or an Android device, please review the help documentation on Sharing Your Project .  If you need additional instructions on creating a screenshot separate from those options in order to submit information to our Technical Support team, then please review the appropriate article below.